America is not investing in new technologies at a fast enough pace. We’ve cut spending on education, underfunded our most prominent research institutions, and undereducated our youth, while other countries are doing just the opposite.

Competitors, like China, are now pumping huge amounts of money into attracting the world’s top scientists, funding tech parks, establishing research centers, and supporting startups, while we head in the opposite direction.

We can’t rest on our past achievements. We must mobilize for the future. We must invest more in technological development, recruit the best scientists globally, and provide incentives to US companies that invest in R&D.

Only in this way can we continue to remain the world’s leading economic and military superpower.

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